Tuesday, July 05, 2011

A Tale Concerning an Arrow and a Prize

Something happened that surprised me.  I would say it is a "curious thing." 
About a month ago, I won a Mighty Bright Light from Arrow Sewing. I follow them on FaceBook and they give away prizes sometimes.  So I was really surprised when near the end of June, I saw that I had won from them again.  The prize?  Another Mighty Bright Light according to the blog post on Arrow's Blog.   I dutifully mailed in my information.  I had decided I could have an extra light at my friend's house where I sew sometimes.  
The following Monday I get an email from Arrow. I was congratulated on winning.  The sender said I must be awfully lucky to win twice in less than a month.  He also offered me an option of a different prize.  (he also mentioned that maybe I should buy a lottery ticket.) I took the option and got a lovely sewing basket that is covered in an Alexander Henry fabric called "sew now! sew wow!"   Here are some pictures of it. 
Don't you love the antique machine  on the front?

And here it is with the handle standing up - just begging to go somewhere to sew. 

And finally here it is open so you can see inside. Just now it is empty, but I will fill it with handy notions.  I love the built in pin cushion at the left.  It already had two pins in it.   There is also a nice pouch  on the right. I haven't decided what goes in there just yet. There is a tray with handy compartments for various notions. It comes out and there is more room underneath. 

I have been thinking that I needed a nice sewing basket for a while and just haven't found one.  This one will be perfect. 

Maybe one of these days I will get one of those lovely Arrow Sewing cabinets.  They have certainly been nice to me so far.  I think I could recommend them if you are in the market for a sewing table or cabinet.  I am longing for one of the Gidget II folding sewing tables.   It has a drop section for a larger sewing machine (like mine.) 


ooglebloops said...

Great prize!!! You should buy a lottery ticket - get one for me also!!!

Pat said...

Congrats on winning twice! (Now let someone else have a turn.....just kidding!!)

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Rhonda said...

Good for you. That is a great sewing box.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Such a great prize!! Lucky you :)

quiltmom anna said...

Congratulations on winning such nice prizes Gene. Perhaps you should buy that lottery ticket. It really is a lovely sewing basket.

Heather said...

WOW!! What a great prize!!